Few are lucky enough to have a wild badger come and live with them, but Penny Little was one; this is the story of Wilf, a young badger who was rescued; his rehabilitation and development into a delightful, sunny house mate.
In the past feared for its piercing cry, and persecuted by gamekeepers, the ‘white owl’ is now one of Britain’s favourite birds. This book charts the changes in British farming and countryside and shows how they affected the fortunes of the barn owl.
The beaver used to live in Britain until it was hunted to extinction, but it is set to be reintroduced, and this book covers all aspects of its biology and impact on the environment as well as the details of how the reintroduction will work. ‘fascinating and pleasantly written account of its natural history and behaviour’- British Wildlife
The author found a tiny and half dead baby sparrow in her garden; with extraordinary effort, she took on the role of mother sparrow, and nursed him back to health. This is how she did it. Chris Mead has added a section on the natural life of the sparrow in the wild.
An illustrated guide to the mammals found in Britain and around its coast, along with some that are now extinct. For each species there is a description followed by key facts including size, lifespan, reproduction, diet, habitat, distribution and threats. "Great value for money" (BBC Wildlife magazine)
This book is the result of over 25 years of research and conservation programmes initiated by Dr Pat Morris, probably Britain’s most eminent mammal expert. It gives a fascinating insight into our much loved native hazel dormouse and its very much less popular cousin, the edible dormouse.
To watch wild foxes as they go about their lives is a thrill to convert anyone to a fox lover. It is not that difficult, if you know how. Here are tips on how to choose a likely spot, by studying all the telltale signs; how to find your fox family, and then how to equip yourself for watching. Then the excitement begins.
Don’t squash it! Read about it! Creepy crawlies are an important part of backgarden wildlife, and do not deserve to be killed. A fascinating insight into a miniature world full of ferocious predators, dedicated mothers, ingenious house-builders and passionate lovers. ‘...an easily readable and light-hearted introduction to natural history’ - Times...